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Old 12-15-2008, 11:51 AM   #11 (permalink)
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alright. ill downgrade.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:55 AM   #12 (permalink)
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mobo:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA78G-DS3HP AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

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No need for gpu, since the onboard hd3200 is powerful enough (about on par with an 8500GT).
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:03 PM   #13 (permalink)
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how can you get a media pc to push 1080p?
Do you have to get a vid card that can do HDMI?
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You need to get a videocard which is hdcp so hd compliant which is every card in the 8 series and above for nvidia. There are also software codecs available but there sucess is quite varied best to just offload the processing to a gpu. HDMI on the videocard has nothing to do with it.
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ohhh, ok.
cool deal.
So, do you just use a DVI or SD video connector and buy a soundcard and hook it up to your TV for the best video/ sound?
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HD video isn't the problem, it's getting full HD sound to a receiver. There currently isn't a viable solution. That is one of the reasons I am reconsidering. Of course, by the time I get everything purchased, I'm sure something will be out.

So, Noclue, you recommend it? I was hoping the functionality would be worth it, but wasn't sure. Are you trying to do full HD on yours?
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You really shouldn't thread hijack but depends on the components involved you can send a seperate signal from your soundcard direct to the speakers with a dvi cable to send the video signal. Ati seems to favour implanting small soundchipsets on specific graphics cards which can be used to with an adapter to make a hdmi signal which combines video and audio in a digital format. Nvidia cards prefer to use spdif to transfer the audio in again spefcific models.

Synergy pm me if you need help or start a new thread its quite easy to send hd audio and video if you want any detailed help hit me up this thread has been hijacked enough
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You need to get a videocard which is hdcp so hd compliant which is every card in the 8 series and above for nvidia. There are also software codecs available but there sucess is quite varied best to just offload the processing to a gpu. HDMI on the videocard has nothing to do with it.

Also, the hd3200 is hdcp compliant.

The 780G chipset is the most widely used for htpc's. have a look around and youll see. HDMI is just an addon,

AMD's 780G chipset - The Tech Report - Page 1

Theres also the 790GX, which is a step up and even better. Its a much cheaper solution than getting a board + seprate 8 series gpu. less heat and less power.
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Not really a thread hijack, but w/e...

You can definitely get audio from a computer, but the problem is getting DD TrueHD and DTS-HD...hence my original question to Noclue on whether he was going HD with this build.
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HD video isn't the problem, it's getting full HD sound to a receiver. There currently isn't a viable solution. That is one of the reasons I am reconsidering. Of course, by the time I get everything purchased, I'm sure something will be out.

So, Noclue, you recommend it? I was hoping the functionality would be worth it, but wasn't sure. Are you trying to do full HD on yours?
Ati 4870x2 does 1080p and sound out.
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